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Still can't create a browser

  • I was using RSSOwl 2.1.2 and the latest Firefox version fine until last night
    when I decided to update my Ubuntu to 12.04.

    Now RSSOwl tells me it can't create a browser anymore, no matter what I set
    for the browser in the settings.

    I found
    http://www.rssowl.org/help#item_6j and
    downloaded the XULRunner linked from there and put it under /opt/xulrunner.
    Then I tried starting it with the following command:

    /opt/rssowl/RSSOwl -vmargs

    But it still tells me the same thing and changing the settings still doesn't
    have any effect either. I also don't see any errors in the console that would
    suggest that something in my setup is wrong.

    Is there any other info I can provide that would help solve my issue?


  • genodeftest

    The 2.1.2 Release should work fine on Ubuntu 12.04. It contains a private
    xulrunner 1.9.2.x since RSSOwl does not (yet) support xulrunner versions >=
    2.x. Which version of libhunspell do you have installed? Since every version
    of xulrunner depends on a specific version of libhunspell, this could be the

  • genodeftest

    you should be able to locate libhunspell with synaptics package manager or
    with apt-get from command line. If it is version >= 1.3, you should create a
    symlink from its current location to the same folder but with version 1.2,
    just like this:

    ln /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0

    worked for me in Fedora 16 where libhunspell-1.3.so.0 is located in

    If you have a 64Bit Ubuntu, your libhunspell 1.3 should be in /usr/lib/x86_64
    /linux-gnu, so you will need to replace both paths /usr/lib64 with that:

    ln /usr/lib/x86_64/linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64/linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0

    (you will need higher privileges, e.g. sudo to do that. But think first if it
    is the right thing to do)

  • Yay, that worked! Thank you very much, I can read my news again. :-D

    I indeed had version 1.3.2-4 of libhunspell installed. The path is
    /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu but otherwise, yeah, worked exactly as you said.

  • Jelio Jelev
    Jelio Jelev

    Works in 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 for 64bit RSSOwl but directories are wrong. If doesn't work for you, check directories for package libhunspell in synaptic. You need libhunspell-1.3.so.0 exact location. Here is my command:

    sudo ln /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0

    Last edit: Jelio Jelev 2013-10-02